Criminal Justice - Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Departmental Requirements
Lower Division (100 and 200-level)
C J 101GIntroduction to Criminal Justice3
C J 205Criminal Law3
Upper-Division (300 and 400-level) 1
Select 3-4 credits from the following:3
Introduction to Criminal Justice Research3
Political Research Skills3
Experimental Methods4
Social Research: Methods3
Select 9 credits from the following:9
Advanced Research Methods (or any statistics class)3
Crime, Justice and Society3
Issues in Ethics, Law, and Criminal Justice3
One course from the following:3
Introduction to Criminological Theory3
Historical Perspectives of Criminal Justice Systems3
Race, Crime and Justice3
Criminal Justice Electives
Select 12 credits from upper division Criminal Justice Electives. 212
Nondepartmental Requirements
Select one of the following: 34-14
Second Language Requirement
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
American Sign Language through C D 476
Select two Viewing a Wider World courses 36
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Philosophy, Law and Ethics3
Introduction to Philosophy3
Informal Logic3
Upper division Philosophy course
MATH 121GCollege Algebra 43
or STAT 251G Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
Select two from the following:6
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Advanced Composition3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
General Electives
Select sufficient credits to bring the total credits to 120, including 48 upper-division credits. 551
Total Credits110-120

Prior to enrolling in upper division courses, lower division courses must be completed or final courses must be in progress.


Not to include C J 393 Internship in Criminal Justice, or any criminal justice required course. Courses that fall under multiple content areas may only be counted once. Please visit our website for specific courses in each of these content areas


Students seeking the BCJ degree must complete the College of Arts and Sciences second language requirement, through the 212 or 214 level as indicated in Section III, (see second language requirement under “College Degree Requirement” section of this catalog) or MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, or American Sign Language through C D 476 American Sign Language III, and two Viewing a Wider World courses, one each from two different colleges and outside of criminal justice.


Or higher than Math 121G, excluding MATH 210G Mathematics Appreciation, or higher than STAT 251G.


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A student must earn a C- or better to receive credit for any departmental and nondepartmental requirement for the BC J degrees.